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19 Aurigae

19 Aurigae is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

19 Aurigae visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, 19 Aurigae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 19 Aurigae:

5.03
Bright giant
19 Aurigae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 64°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 19 Aurigae

19 Aurigae is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 19 Aurigae are provided in the following table:

05h 20m 00s
+33° 57’ 29”
172.81°
-1.83°
Auriga

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 19 Aurigae in the sky:

Finder chart 19 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 19 Aurigae.

Visibility of 19 Aurigae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 19 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.0°
Max altitude: 72.5°
Azimuth: 304.0°
19 Aurigae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 19 Aurigae

The image below is a photograph of 19 Aurigae from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 19 Aurigae is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 19 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 19 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 19 Aurigae during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 19 Aurigae from the Sun and relative movement

19 Aurigae is distant 3,075.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

943.40 pc
3,075.47 ly
-5 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 19 Aurigae

19 Aurigae belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-4.84
A5II
7658K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 19 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 19 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 19 Aurigae

SAO57906
SAO57906